Tag Archives: Fen-Phen

Appeal Dismissed in Attempt to Cut Off Lawsuits Over PPH from Fen Phen

A federal appeals court has rejected efforts by Pfizer to overturn a recent lower court decision, which allows individuals diagnosed with persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH) that developed years after their last use of fen phen to move forward with product liability lawsuits against the makers of the diet drug.…

Qysmia Diet Drug Hits Market Amid Pregnancy Risks, Other Concerns

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The new weight loss drug Qsymia was introduced to the market this week, despite the risk of birth defects from topiramate, one of the active ingredients, and other safety concerns that caused the FDA to delay approval of the prescription medication. …

Lawsuits Over Fen-Phen Side Effects Years Later Allowed to Proceed

A federal judge has rejected an attempt by Pfizer to cut-off new lawsuits over fen-phen, which continue to be brought by individuals who indicate that they developed persistent pulmonary hypertension (PPH) from side effects of the weight-loss drug years after it was recalled from the market.  …

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